Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sound of my Heart

What is that sound
I hear?

You, your cries
muffled by gales of
laughter, rampant emotion...
side effects of that which
helps prevent disease.

Holding you close,
tense, strained by years
of fighting
forging ahead for fear of
falling behind.

I draw you in
for comfort, support.

What's that sound
you hear?

Love beats deep within,
my adoration for you
through the very 
sound of my heart.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Amidst My Tears

As I lay in my bed,
my pillow is witness
to emotions which
overwhelm me.

Your gentle kiss,
borne out of comforting words,
lends warmth to
my tortured soul.

But nothing removes the guilt
of absence.
I fear that in your hour
your minute
your years of needing me...

I fled.
Selfishly I thought only
of myself.
You hurt from a mental blow.

You never asked,
it should have been
I didn't man up.

Forgiveness found its way
from your blessed heart
to my damned soul.
It should be enough.

Yet, I drown myself in feelings
of self reproach,
unaware of love.

Ever remorseful,  
I cry for you
amidst my tears.

Friday, January 3, 2014


I made a vow
to you
for us.

A simple ring witnesses
the very truth which
encircles our hearts.

That very profession of
love before God, in front of
those we hold dear,
that oath does not waver.

Even confronted by
tumourous horror,
faced with the ending breath
of him who we made

(a gift of the Almighty, to be sure),

steadfastly we remained

Taking nothing for granted,
we give thanks. For everything.

Our laughter, our pain,
our frustratations and our passions
all testify to a pledge which
we hold on to.

Aye, we made our troth,
and this I renew.

Not a day will go by
before eternity claims us
that you won't know,
you won't sense,
you won't feel

my love.

It is you.
This is for you...

my promise.